The Trump Administration’s Proposed Ban on Immigration to the U.S. Would Worsen the Covid-19 Public Health and Economic Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2020 CONTACT: Kathy Melley, 617-791-0708 (BOSTON, MA) -- Today, President Donald Trump announced his plan to suspend all immigration to the United States. This anti-immigration order would only worsen the public health c...

Hundreds of Advocates Across The Country Urge Congress To Preserve Increase In Medicaid Funding To Address COVID-19

240 advocacy groups from 44 states ask Congress to protect Medicaid maintenance of effort BOSTON, MA -- Today, Community Catalyst and 239 state advocacy organizations from over 40 states (full list here) representing people and communities across the c...

In Major Setback to People Seeking Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic, Trump Administration Refuses to Open HealthCare.Gov

On March 31, the Trump administration said that it would not create an emergency special enrollment period (SEP) in states that use HealthCare.Gov to run their private health insurance marketplaces

Senate Economic Stimulus Package Provides Relief to Health Systems and Workers

Statement of Community Catalyst Executive Director Emily Stewart in response to the Senate's passage the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.

House Economic Stimulus Package Gives Families the Help They Need Now

We applaud the House version of the stimulus, which provides a clear roadmap to national recovery by addressing the root cause of the economic crisis – public health.

200+ Organizations Call for Expansion of Health Insurance Enrollment During Coronavirus Crisis

With the coronavirus causing health and financial crises nationwide, 207 leading national, state, and local organizations are calling on the federal government to create an emergency, 60-day special enrollment period (SEP).

Health Care Repeal Lawsuit Leaves Fate of Millions in the Balance

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the health care repeal lawsuit, Texas v. California, which seeks to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but declined to undertake an expedited review of the case.

Health Care Transformation Task Force and Community Catalyst Release Report on Consumer Engagement Strategies

The Health Care Transformation Task Force, along with Community Catalyst, today released a case study report exploring what it takes for health systems to meaningfully engage patients and their families in governance and operational decision-making.

Medicaid Block Grant Guidance Threatens the Health of Millions

Today’s announcement by CMS represents the latest existential threat to Medicaid from an administration that has consistently sought to undermine the program and its purpose of providing lifesaving health care to people with low incomes.

Supreme Court Ruling Will Cause Many Immigrant Families to Forgo Health Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2020 CONTACT: Kathy Melley, 617-791-0708 BOSTON, MA – Statement of Community Catalyst Executive Director Emily Stewart in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s lifting of an injunction on the Trump administr...

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Leaves Fate of the ACA Uncertain

Today’s decision by the high court not to take up the Health Care Repeal Lawsuit leaves the ultimate fate of the Affordable Care Act unresolved and the health and health care of people across the country hanging in the balance.

Millions Could Lose Health Coverage Under Federal Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  December 18, 2019  CONTACT: Kathy Melley, Community Catalyst, (617) 791-0708, kmelley@communitycatalyst.org   (BOSTON, MA) – Statement of Emily Stewart, executi...

CMS Approves South Carolina Work Reporting Requirements, Penalizing Low-Income Parents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2019 CONTACT: Kathy Melley, 617-791-0708 Waiver approval in Medicaid non-expansion state of South Carolina sets harmful new precedent  (BOSTON, MA) -- Statement of Emily Stewart, Executive Director...

U.S. House of Representatives Delivers on Its Promise to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Statement of Community Catalyst Executive Director Emily Stewart on passage of H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, today in the U.S. House of Representatives

Disability Rights Advocate Named Center’s 2019 Speak Up for Better Health Award Winner

The Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation (The Center) at Community Catalyst has recognized Germán Parodi and his inspiring work, making the Philadelphia resident the winner of the second annual Speak Up for Better Health Award.